ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT IN 1948
- Movies: Hamlet, Macbeth (Orson Welles), The Naked City, Oliver Twist, The Fallen Idol.
- Songs: Nature Boy, Buttons and Bows, All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.
- TV Shows: Howdy Doody, Philco TV Playhouse, Toast of the Town, Kraft Television Theatre, Meet the Press.
- Books: The Big Fisherman, Lloyd C. Douglas; Crusade in Europe, Dwight D. Eisenhower; Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton; The Ides of March, Thorton Wilder; Tales of the South Pacific, James Michener; The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer .
- Long-playing (33-1/3 RPM) record invented .
- Boxing and wrestling are TV’s prime attractions .
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